Lot 3654. An iron-red decorated 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Xianfeng (1851-1861); 5.9 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 403,200 HKD (Estimate : 300,000 - 400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
Provenance: Collection of William and Jennifer Shaw, no. 165A, acquired c.1990.
Exhibited: Imperial Chinese Porcelain, Ceramics & Works of Art, Marchant, London, 2013, cat. no. 46 (one of a pair).
Note: A similar cup from the collection of Simon Kwan was exhibited in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, cat. no. 87b, included in Recent Acquisitions, Marchant, 2007, cat. no. 25, p. 48, and sold at Christie's New York, 23rd September 2021, lot 880.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022